We offer a wide range of trademark-related services including:
- Trademark infringement cases
- Trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
- Prosecution of trademarks
- Trade dress-related matters
- Clearance searches and opinions
- Corporate name searches
- Cyberspace use & enforcement
- DMCA take-down matters
- Licensing and transfer agreements
- Counterfeit goods
- Franchise issues
- Policing quality and compliance issues
- Marking-related matters
Trademark Prosecution, Registration & Counseling
We regularly advise clients on preparing, filing and prosecuting applications to register trademarks, service marks and trade dress in the U.S. Our attorneys regularly provide trademark and corporate name searches and clearances before clients adopt a new identity or brand. We also have relationships with foreign associates for assistance in filing international applications.
Trademark Litigation & Enforcement
McDole & Williams trademark attorneys regularly advise clients on protecting their trademarks and service marks from infringement and dilution. We have significant experience with trademark litigation in courts, as well as before the Patent & Trademark Office in opposition and cancellation proceedings. Our attorneys are experienced in seeking and resisting preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders in state and federal courts.
Domain name and username anti-cybersquatting issues have become more and more prevalent as networking sites have gained popularity. Username cybersquatting involves registering a username, which can be someone else’s domain name, trademark or company name to compete unfairly in the marketplace, causing confusion among consumers. McDole & Williams has experience in prosecuting and defending anti-cybersquatting litigation matters.
Improper Use of Internet Keywords
Google™ AdWords™ and other pay-per-click advertising systems use keywords and placement-targeted priority algorithms. Infringers may try to use a competitor’s trademark as part of their keyword advertising to attract potential consumers to their sites, which is not permissible. Our attorneys have experience in obtaining injunctive relief and monetary damages for the improper use of internet keywords.
Ask one of our attorneys about the trademark cases they are working on today. Or even better, ask them to tell you about some of the cases they have been working over the last 25 years.